Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 8:15a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
The Goal: Hike off-trail to the the two highest points on the Bartlett-Haystack ridge and take in views of Mount Carrigain and the surrounding area from some open ledges along the ridge.
This is an off-trail adventure to Bartlett-Haystack Mountain. Be cognizant that hiking off-trail (bushwhacking) is much more difficult and tiring than hiking on a designated trail due to increased number of obstacles (rocks, bushes, blowdowns etc.) than would be found on a trail designed to avoid these obstacles. Also, micro-decisions regarding navigation take more time and require more focus of team members.
Here are the stats:
6 miles total distance
~1.5 miles hiking on-trail
~4.5 miles hiking off-trail
2,750 feet of elevation gain
Before Signing up, if I have NOT hiked with you before, please answer the following questions:
Have you hiked off-trail (bushwhacked) before? If so where?
What are your 2 most recent hikes?
Do you have all of the gear below?
PRINTED MAP (link will take you to the exact sheet you need to print out, will bring a few with me)
Compass (highly recommended but as long as we will already have a couple)
Waterproof hiking shoes (no sneakers)
3 layer clothing system (base, mid, shell (waterproof), no cotton)
Insulated jacket (puffy - down or synthetic)
Hat (preferably orange color)
Headlamp (days are much shorter sunset is at 4:13 PM)
3 liters of water or water treatment method
Snacks and lunch ~1000 calories.
Personal first aid kit
Hand and toe warmers (optional)
extra clothing to change into after (mandatory, your clothes will probably get wet during this hike)